I think no one in their right mind would fill a glass with it -- except for
demonstration purposes -- below Minneapolis/St. Paul. (I've seen it there
-- it is still mostly clear.

On Fri, Sep 9, 2022 at 12:44 PM Scott Holmes <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I suspect I could search this out in his autobiography but Twain-L may
> be quicker - Did he ever mention drinking Mississippi River water?  If
> so, when might this have occurred?  This is certainly not something
> anyone would choose to do today but in the eighteenth (pre-industrial)
> century this was considered as quite healthful.
> --
> /Unaffiliated Geographer and Twain aficionado/